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This build is in the testing phase.

Please join the discussion and rate this build if you have experience with this or closely related builds.

This build has been designed for the following use:

Combine Spirit's Strength and an unstrippable IAS to pump out high and consistent DPS.

Attributes and Skills

Creatures you create have 52% more Health, and weapon spells you cast last 52% longer.
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Optional Slots 2 and 3

  • Executioner's Strike Executioner's Strike Damage and spike.
  • Axe Rake Axe Rake Damage and snare.
  • Agonizing Chop Agonizing Chop Damage and interrupt.
  • Disrupting Chop Disrupting Chop Interrupt and disable.
  • Axe Twist Axe Twist Counter physicals.
  • Bull's Strike Bull's Strike No kiting.

Optional Slot 4

  • Rush Rush IMS that's easy to maintain.
  • Sprint Sprint IMS that doesn't cost adrenaline.

Equipment

Armor

  • 5x Ghost forge Insignias
  • Rune of Superior Vigor.
  • 2x Runes of Vitae.

Weapons

  • Sundering/Vampiric Axe of Defense.
  • Any Attribute Shield of Fortitude, +10 armor vs each damage type OR -5 physical damage 20%.
  • 40/20/20 Spawning Staff.
  • High Energy Set.

Usage

  • Pre-cast Spirit's Strength and cover it with Sight Beyond Sight before entering combat with your 40/20/20 staff.
    • If you have a Monk, have him cover your enchantments with Vigorous Spirit.
  • Cast Weapon of Aggression and build adrenaline with your staff.
    • Weapon of Aggression lasts 15 seconds with 13 Spawning Power.
      • Always recast before it runs out to keep your armor up.
    • Spirit's Strength works on staff attacks too, helping to deal DPS while building adrenaline
  • Pick a target when adrenaline is charged and use skills accordingly.
    • Dismember for pressure.
    • Bull's Strike/Axe Rake for kiting foes.
    • Disrupting Chop/Agonizing chop to interrupt and/or DPS.
  • Use your IMS as needed to catch fleeing foes.
    • If using Rush, swap to your staff to build adrenaline while retaining DPS thanks to Spirit's Strength.
  • Switch to your high energy set if facing e-denial and need to recast your spells.

Notes

  • Weapon of Aggression, Sight Beyond Sight, and Spirit's Strength are not considered targeted spells.
    • Therefore, hexes such as Shame and Mark of Subversion will not trigger on them.

Counters

  • Standard anti-melee.
  • Enchantment Stripping

See also

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